Training Session Recordings

Recordings from previous Brightspace training sessions are a great way to learn Brightspace at a time and pace that works best for you.

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Working with Migrated Courses in Brightspace

Work through rearranging and editing your courses which were migrated to Brightspace. Each virtual session is one hour long, and will provide guidance on how to edit your course content in the Brightspace environment.

Getting Started with Brightspace

This introductory session provides a live demo of key tools used in Brightspace. We will explore Activity Feed, Content, Discussions, Assignments, Quizzes and Grades. 

Additional Trainings: The Basics of Brightspace

Instructor Overview Sessions

This introductory session is geared towards users who will be working in Brightspace to develop courses, teach/facilitate or support instructors who use Brightspace. Administrative, help desk and technical support staff are also encouraged to attend to gaIn a better understanding of how different users will be utilizing the tools.


Curious how to set up a new grade book in Brightspace? In this session, we will explore setting up your grade book and grade items to support evaluation.


Need a place for students to submit papers and projects? In this session, we will share effective practices for creating and evaluating assignments.

Communicating and Engaging in Brightspace

In this session, you will learn how to leverage some of the most commonly used communications tools in Brightspace to keep your learners engaged and informed. 

Quick Eval & Class Progress

In this session, you will learn about different options available for assessing and reporting student success. 

ABCs of Content

Wondering how to add content to your course? Join us as we explore how to copy existing content into courses and learn to create new materials within your course using the HTML editor.


Whether peer-to-peer or student-to-instructor, discussions are a great way for students to share what they are learning. In this session, we will create discussion forums and topics and explore how to evaluate discussions.


Comprehension check. Mid-term. Final Exam. What do they have in common? They can all be created in Brightspace Quizzes. In this session, we will explore how to build a quiz and use the question library.

Accessibility and Inclusive Pedagogy: Brightspace Best Practices

Would you like to know how to optimize the accessibility features and tools in Brightspace? In this session, we will learn about the importance of accessible and inclusive course design, and how to integrate these design strategies into your Brightspace course.

Common Brightspace Questions

Do you have a question about Brightspace? We have the answers! In this session, we will address the most commonly asked questions.

Best Practices in Brightspace

Ways to use the new LMS to support your courses at UB and augment course design best practices.

Turnitin Training Recordings

Session 1: Getting Started

Session 2: Deeper Learning